This Country actor Michael Sleggs, 33, reveals he is dying of cancer and plans to spend his final days at home with his family
- Actor announced in a Facebook post last week he doesn’t have long left to live
- He is best known for playing Michael ‘Slugs’ Slugette in BBC Three Comedy series This Country
- Michael is close friend show creators and stars Charlie and Daisy May Cooper
- In a tragic twist of fate, his character was also diagnosed with terminal cancer
This Country actor Michael Sleggs has revealed he is dying of cancer.
The 33-year-old TV star shared the devastating news with his fans in a moving Facebook post last week, explaining he plans to spend his final days at home with his family.
Michael is best known for playing Michael ‘Slugs’ Slugette in the award-winning BBC Three comedy and is a long-time friend of show creators and stars Charlie and Daisy May Cooper.
Sad news: This Country actor Michael Sleggs has revealed he is dying of cancer and doesn’t have long to live
The character, who appeared on seven episodes of the show, was also diagnosed with terminal cancer in a tragic twist of fate.
Posting on his Facebook page, Michael wrote: ‘Hi friends, as a lot of you are probably aware I’ve spent a lot of time in and out of hospital over the past few months.
‘This last time it was decided i was reaching the end of options so they’ve sent me home on palliative care to live out the remainder of my days at home.
‘No specific time limit has been given but deterioation has been fairly rapid.
‘I’ve been sleeping a lot and narrowly dodged a coma by accidentally overdosing on morphine the other day.
‘Anyway as you can imagine this isn’t the ideal way I wished things to go and my family are dealing with a lot of grief.
This Country: Michael is best known for playing Michael ‘Slugs’ Slugette in the award-winning BBC 3 comedy, who was also diagnosed with terminal cancer
Emotional post: The actor made the news public last week by sharing a moving statement with his friends and followers on Facebook
‘Just wanted to say I love everyone reading this status so much, you have all been such amazing, kind, caring people who have all touched my life in so many unique and incredible ways.
‘Sorry if this status is too shmaltzy but not everyone has the chance to say goodbye so indulge me lol.’
Michael revealed his Christian faith had helped him come to terms with his diagnosis and he was taking comfort from his religious beliefs.
‘If you’re wondering why I’m not sounding freaked out by the whole situation’, he continued.
Acting debut: The seven episode role was Michael’s first foray into acting and won him a legion of fans. He is a long-time friend of show creators and stars Charlie and Daisy May Cooper (pictured together)
‘Well, initially I was, but, as always in a time of crisis (should have been way before I’m ashamed to say) I turned to God and my Christian faith.
‘Been reading the Bible daily, listening to Christian songs and sermons and its changed my entire mindset to nothing but peace and gratitude.
‘Guys, regardless of a few medical issues, I have been blessed with the best life and the best friends and aside from not following God more diligently earlier in life I dont have any regrets.
‘If you dont know Jesus already, my only hope is that you get to know him before you get to my state. He’ll totally rock your world in the best way!’
At peace: Michael revealed his Christian faith had helped him come to terms with his diagnosis and he was taking comfort from his religious beliefs